May 18 – June 1, 2013
Reception: Thursday, May 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Visual Arts Gallery
School of Visual Arts presents “Crossing Platforms,” an exhibition of selected thesis projects from the MFA Computer Art Department. Curated by Charley Lewis and Hsiang Chin Moe, the exhibition will be on view from May 18 through June 1 (closed at 2pm on Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day) at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
“Crossing Platforms” explores the themes and media of digital art. “MFA Computer Art Department graduating students showcase their talent and skill to get their stories and concepts across to their audiences,” say the curators. According to Department Chair Bruce Wands, “Digital art is rapidly emerging and taking a leading role in contemporary art. This exhibition is the another step forward in this evolution.” The exhibition highlights the unique multidisciplinary approach of the artists and includes 3D animation, motion graphics, experimental video, networked media, interactive/video/audio installations, digital fine art, and painting.
The MFA Computer Art Department emphasizes creativity and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with six Student Academy Awards. Please call 212-592-2778 for more information.
School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum, and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.
The Visual Arts Gallery, located at 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, in New York City, is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, and closed on Sundays and public holidays. The gallery will be closed from Friday, May 24 at 1PM through Tuesday, May 28. The gallery is accessible by wheelchair. For more information, call 212.592.2145.
Artist Credit: Daniel Sierra, Oscillate, copyright 2013